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PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2nd ERANet-LAC Joint Call on Research and Innovation

05/11/2015

32 funding organizations from 26 member countries in the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin-American and Caribbean States (CELAC) joined forces to aim for the 2nd ERANet-LAC multilateral call for proposals to be launched on the 01st of December 2015.

The objective of the joint call is to develop cooperative research and innovation activities in the thematic fields of Biodiversity/Climate, Bioeconomy, Energy, Health and ICT.

The topics were selected by the participating funding organizations out of a pool of topics proposed by the working groups of the EU-CELAC SOM (Senior Officials Meeting), which were created to implement the Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation (JIRI).

The countries that confirmed their interest in participating are: Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Turkey, and in Latin-America / Caribbean: Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay. Their total commitments amount to more than 13 million euros.

Detailed information on the topics, the call text and the application guidelines will be published on December 01st 2015 under: http://eranet-lac.eu/Joint_Calls.php. Deadline for the submission of proposals is 10th March 2016. ERANet-LAC supports the identification of partner institutions in Latin-America/Caribbean and Europe. Applicants who are looking for partner institutions are asked to enter their search via the following link: http://partnering.pt-dlr.de/eranetlac2.

The 1st ERANet-LAC joint call was launched in September 2014. As a result, 20 funding organizations from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean countries are presently funding 14 transnational research and innovation projects. 79 research institutions and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from both regions are involved in the international consortia. The total financial volume amounts to 10.4 million €.

For further information:

Marianne Vaske, Sophie von Knebel

German Aerospace Center, Project Management Agency / European and International Cooperation

Marianne.Vaske@dlr.de / Sophie.KnebelDoeberitz@dlr.de

Tel.: +49 228 3821-1439

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